Derek Raivio
Full Name: Derek Richard Raivio
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 177
Birthdate: November 9, 1984 (Antwerp, Belgium)
High School: Mountain View HS (Vancouver, Wash.)
College: Gonzaga
 

Gonzaga
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 31 0 32 65 .492 10 12 .833 23 46 .500 19 31 12 1 97 3.10
2004-05 31 31 112 262 .427 102 113 .903 77 168 .458 82 149 49 2 403 13.0
2005-06 31 30 101 260 .388 83 91 .912 58 162 .358 70 87 47 2 343 11.1
2006-07 34 34 190 419 .453 148 154 .961 85 208 .409 106 89 50 1 613 18.0
Totals 127 95 435 1006 .432 343 370 .927 243 584 .416 277 356 158 6 1456 11.5

Career Highlights: Named West Coast Conference Co-Player of the Year as a senior, sharing the honor with Sean Denison of Santa Clara. Earned First Team All-Conference honors his sophomore and senior seasons. Finished collegiate career as the second all-time career free throw shooting percentage leader in NCAA Division I history (.927). Ranks as Gonzaga’s 12th all-time leading scorer with 1,456 points, second all-time in steals (158), fourth in assists (356) and fourth in three-point field goals made (243).

Senior (2006-07): Paced the WCC in scoring (18.0 ppg), ranked seventh in steals (1.5 spg), and ranked fifth in three-point field goal percentage (.409). Led the nation in free throw percentage (.961), a school record. Set a WCC record with 56 consecutive free throws made. Scored 21 points and pulled down a career-high-tying eight rebounds vs. North Carolina in the pre-season NIT semifinals. Sank seven threes in scoring 27 points vs. Texas in the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge. Tallied 25 points vs. Washington, his eighth consecutive 20-point game. Shot 6-for-8 from beyond three-point range in scoring 26 points at Virginia. Recorded season-high 28 points on 8-for-12 shooting vs. Santa Clara in the WCC Tournament Finals. Named WCC Tournament MVP. Tallied 12 points and four assists in the first round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Indiana.

Junior (2005-06): Averaged 11.1 points and 2.8 assists. Ranked fourth in the nation in free throw percentage (.912). Missed two games due to a lower back bruise. Recorded 24 points vs. Maryland and 26 points vs. Michigan State in the EA Sports Maui Invitational. Registered 21 points vs. San Francisco in the WCC Tournament semifinals. Tallied 12 points and six assists vs. UCLA in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.

Sophomore (2004-05): Averaged 13.0 points and 4.8 assists. Posted 21 points vs. Georgia Tech in the Las Vegas Showdown. Tallied 29 points vs. San Diego. Dished out a career-high 13 assists vs. Montana. Shot 8-for-11 from the field, including 6-for-9 from three-point range, in scoring a career-high 32 points at Santa Clara in the first round of the WCC Tournament. Named to the WCC All-Tournament Team.

Freshman (2003-04): Averaged 3.1 points and 1.0 assists in 11.3 minutes a contest. Scored season-high 15 points vs. San Diego. Dished out a season-high four assists at Loyola Marymount.

Strengths: Very quick release on his jumpshot. Knows how to create space for himself offensively. Deceptive footspeed, and will fight to get open. Takes care of the ball.

Personal: Majored in business administration/marketing. Favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption. Father, Rik, played collegiately at Portland and professionally overseas.


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